"Why have you not been on Black-ish yet?" Anderson asked Cox

By Jodi Guglielmi
September 17, 2017 06:43 PM

Laverne Cox just landed her next acting gig.

The actress walked the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, where she ran into Black-ish star Anthony Anderson — and after a few hugs and kisses, Anderson cut straight to business.

“Why have you not been on Black-ish yet?” he asked Cox, grabbing the microphone from host Giuliana Rancic.

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Without missing a beat, Cox replied: “I’ve not been invited, darling. I would gladly come.”

“I’ll be there,” she continued. “I just have to do this interview and I’ll be right there.”

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Anderson, 47, and Cox, 45, continued to joke around as pretend hosts, quizzing each other on their looks for the night. Cox donned a stunning, silver floor-length gown while Anderson kept his look classic in a white tux.

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And while the two actors can now cross “co-host the Emmys” off their bucket list, they both have a big night ahead of them inside the ceremony. Cox is nominated for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her role in Orange Is the New Black, while Anderson is up for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black-ish. The hit ABC show is also nominated for outstanding comedy series.

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.